Remote Learning

Paraclete Family,

Newly Updated Policies regarding “Remote Learning” can be found on our AUP:

AUP-iPad 2020-21

Resources for families will be added to this page on a regular basis! It will include information for parents, and links and resources for students.

Remote Learning Update 

This outlines the standards and behaviors that are required of students when they participate in our remote courses.

  1. I will be logged in and ready for class before the scheduled start time.

  2. My iPad will be charged and useable for class.

  3. My home workspace will be free of distractions, and free of visible items that would distract the class.

  4. Video games and other technology will not be used during class time.

  5. My video will be ON at all times while participating in remote classes (unless instructed otherwise)

  6. I will adhere to the code of conduct of Paraclete High School while participating in remote learning (discipline standards in the Parent-Student handbook)

  7. Communicate with the instructor, and other classmates in a respectful and professional manner; mute microphone except by permission of the teacher. No profanity will be tolerated.

  8. Refrain from eating or other behaviors that would not be tolerated in a regular class setting.

  9. The school has full and complete access to the work submitted, the comments posted, and any recordings of the online course.

  10. Attendance rules apply the same as the regular on-campus setting. Parents must call the office and provide a note in the case of an absence.

  11. Attendance for the full class period is required.

Student Participation 

Our students have stepped up to the challenge! 100% of our students are participating in remote learning! We encourage parents to continue to help your son or daughter throughout the week as some may not be participating in every class! Missed class time affects their grades.

Attendance

Parents, please visit Renweb to view your son or daughter’s assignments. If they are not participating or not completing assignments, you may see a “0”. Contact the teacher if needed. Also, Mrs Thompson is validating attendance everyday and calling home. The counselors may also reach out to assess students’ attendance.

Senior Activities 

We assure you, there will be a plan for our graduates, the Class of 2020! We would be remiss if we did not truly honor these students. We will communicate this plan as soon as everything is in order. The info will be online and we’ll also contact you through text or email! Caps, Gowns, and Yearbooks will need to be picked up. iPads will need to be returned. All of these details are in the final planing stages. Hang in there!

Grading

Your son or daughter’s best interest is always at the forefront of any decisions we make.  We are continuing to teach. We have quarter 4 material to get through so that they are ready for next year. Our grading policies have not changed. Assignment and assessments are being done. Students will earn grades based on their scores. Teachers are holding office hours, we have tutoring every day, and we all want the best for your son or daughter!

Reenrollment for 2020-21 is open!

  • Login to Parentsweb
  • Click on the left navigation link to “Apply/Enroll”
  • Select “Enrollment/Reenrollment”
  • Click to Open Online Enrollment
  • Now, “Start Enrollment Packet”
  • Each page will have a “SAVE & NEXT” button at the bottom
  • Complete all information
  • You will be directed to FACTS to select your tuition plan (but no money will be taken)
  • SUBMIT!
  • You will get an email if you have submitted your reenrollment successfully.
  • *Course requests will be “on hold” until officially enrolled.
  • Please contact Rosemary Columna, Registrar,  if you have questions! rcolumna@paracletehs.org

About Paraclete High School’s Remote Learning Program

The tech team began preparing for home e-learning on Mon, Mar 2, when it started to look like we would need to transition in an effort to reduce the COVID-19 cases in our community. By the end of the week, Ms Stevens had selected Zoom as a communication tool. This online video tool allows for teachers and students to work together in a live setting, from home. Zoom features many cool educational tools as well, like breakout rooms and built in whiteboards. Once this was selected, students were given instruction, including 2 videos (below). Teachers had been given access to work on their own from early March, then had formal training before our first day of remote learning, Wed, Mar 18th.

We are fortunate that our teachers and students have been using a 1:1 iPad program for over 6 years. Our content being digital already, made for a smooth transition. Introducing Zoom to our community really allowed us to expand our collaborative digital learning. Using either Google Classroom or iTunes U, teachers and students can share and instruct as if they are in the same room.

The tech team, Ms Stevens and Mr Knight, have worked and will continue to work tirelessly to keep all the staff and students problem free so that they may focus on content, not technology. Our helpdesk for teachers and students is open 24/7 and our goal is to solve issues as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions, you may email Ms Stevens, Technology Director. Thank you!

STATUS UPDATES

INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SOON REGARDING GRADUATION FESTIVITIES!

Please visit our calendar to view school events. AP testing dates have been updated to reflect the changes made by Collegeboard.

Please read the following letters sent to Parents and Students

SUPPORT OPTIONS

Student Support Options

Teachers and Staff Support Options

  • For instructional, curricular, and technical support, please submit a request at TEACHER HELPDESK 

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

Paraclete High School iPad Program

  • All students have an iPad at home to use for school work. Many hotspots have been given out to those who lack sufficient internet at home. See below for some options to upgrade your home Internet access.

Free or Reduced Cost Home Internet Service

AT&T – Reduced Cost
https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#!/

Charter / Spectrum – Free for 60 Days
https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone – Free Hotspot Locations
https://wifi.xfinity.com/

TECH INSTRUCTIONS

Zoom portal

Student Training Videos/Presentations

Access the Slideshow for Students 

Here is a link to the two instructional videos in the presentation:

SCHEDULES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS- Contact us for the link to join

Daily Prayer – 7:30 – 7:40 am. 

Tutoring Options:

  1. Teachers will be available to students twice per week for tutoring, from 1:30 – 2:00.
  2. Paraclete Tutoring is from 2:00-3:00 Monday through Thursday. 

          o English and History Tutoring

          o Math and Science Tutoring

     3. One-on-One Learning is available from 7-8 am and 3–4 pm

          o 7:00am – 8:00am Math and Science Tutoring

          o 7:00am – 8:00am History and Social Studies Tutoring

          o 3:00pm – 4:00pm Math and Science Tutoring

          o 3:00pm – 4:00pm History and Social Studies Tutoring

          o 3:00pm – 4:00pm General Tutoring

LIBRARY RESOURCES

Go to our website to access Britannica Online, JSTOR, Destiny Learning, etc. You will need to ask us or a teacher for the page password.

Visit this form to request LIBRARY Resources!

You may request books or access to online resources. Also remember that the you may obtain free digital books from public libraries!

 

PHOTOS